Florentino Perez reveals Zinedine Zidane in race to become new Real Madrid manager
Good news for the Madridista. The Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that the club legend Zinedine Zidane could become the new manager of club. Zinedine Zidane will be stepping into the shoes of Jose Mourinho, who left Bernabeu after a mutually agreed deal between him and Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane has been at Real Madrid since he hung up his boots in 2006. However, the French midfield maestro has remained worked with the Spanish football giants on various positions since his retirement.
Real Madrid’s failure to steal Carlo Ancelotti from Paris Saint-Germain or futile attempts in convincing Jupp Heynckes to join the club will see Zinedine Zidane become the new manager of Real Madrid.
In an interview on the Spanish television station Telecinco, Florentino Perez suggested Zinedine Zidane possessed all the qualities needed from a Real Madrid manager.
“[Zidane] could be the coach,” Florentino Perez said. “He has the qualifications and he is amadridista. We have not yet thought about it because we have been very scrupulous with the steps. But he fulfils all the requirements, for sure.”
Zinedine Zidane was made the sporting director of Real Madrid in July 2011. Since then the Zinedine Zidane has had little direct interaction with the Real Madrid squad. Zinedine Zidane spent most of last year back in France, where he was acquiring all of his coaching badges.
Florentino Perez admits it might be slightly early for Zinedine Zidane to become the manager of the club, but the he refused to rule out the possibility of becoming Jose Mourinho’s successor.
“It is a subject we need to evaluate,” Florentino Perez said. “In the first stage it is a little… I do not want to say risky, but he needs to be battle-hardened.”
For now, Carlo Ancelotti is still the top candidate for the Real Madrid job, although officials at the club are starting to question the possibility of him arriving at Bernabeu this season.
Ancelotti remains the front-runner for the Bernabeu job, and is apparently keen to move to Madrid, however, the question of his replacement in Paris remains unresolved. Paris Saint-Germain are willing to negotiate over the possibility of Carlo Ancelotti’s transfer, although they are proving to be quite reluctant.
Florentino Perez informed that Real Madrid were far from making a decision. The president, who just recently received a four-year extension, claims Real Madrid will analyze development in the following weeks before coming up with a conclusion.
“Not this week,” Florentino Perez said. “We must look at things and examine them.”